Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

100 Things in 100 Days: #95. (“Not Another One, Hook?”)

There are as many distinct groups traveling the highways and byways of North America as there are hotels for them to stay in. In my role as a bellman I see them all; Orthodox Jews of young and old persuasion, … Continue reading

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100 Things In 100 Days: #96.

I love elevators. (Though, to be clear, I will be visiting an elevator-related issue in the near future. But for now let’s keep things positive, shall we?) #96:  Things you Overhear In Elevators. As I was saying typing, elevators are … Continue reading

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100 Things In 100 Days: #97.

Let’s face it, farmers may be the salt of the earth… but they can be damn sneaky when they want to be. Let’s talk about a little impending “crisis” they alerted the public to a few years back. #97: The … Continue reading

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100 Things In 100 Days: #98.

With the possible exception of bacon popsicles (made from frozen bacon grease) they are the perfect summer food. Yes, I am referring to… #98:  Ice Cream Sangwiches. They cool you off when summer has depleted your internal water reserves. They’re … Continue reading

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100 Things In 100 Days: #99.

More bellman bitchin’, served up hot and ready for your dining pleasure, friends. #99: Travelers Who Develop Instantaneous Amnesia. While I’m perfectly willing to acknowledge how difficult it can be to keep one’s head above water financially these days, if … Continue reading

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100 Things in 100 Days (Maybe): #100.

Here we go, one hundred things – some good, some bad – from my oft-fevered mind. (Hey, it’s better than no material at all, right?) Enjoy! #100: Travelers Who Can’t Count. One of my duties as a bellman is to … Continue reading

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The Mother Of All Meltdowns.

HOOK’S NOTE:  Yes, I’m still burnt-out. However, I’m still fighting the good fight while serving haranguing travelers of every variety. This is how I’m doing my part to unite the human race; by treating everyone badly. After eighteen-plus years in … Continue reading

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